Keys to Installation Success

The success of your Iron X Handrail installation is dependent on the quality of your stair material as well as the type and quality of the fastener you use. Not only does Fortin Ironworks manufacture Iron X Handrails but we also install them.  We’ve installed the handrails on a variety of stair materials.  Please ensure that your stairs are suitable to fasten handrails to them. Visually inspect your steps for cracks or splits.

If you are unsure please contact a reputable contractor.

For Concrete and Nature Stone Steps

2-1/4″ Long x 5/16″ Diameter Masonry Screw and 1/4″ masonry drill bit

New concrete, aged concrete, stained and stamped concrete, aggregate exposed concrete, aggregate applied concrete

For Masonry 1" to 2" Thick Over Concrete

4″ Long x 5/16″ Diameter Masonry Screw and 1/4″ masonry drill bit

Most masonry steps will have a concrete substrate.  Ideally you will want to go through the surface material and into the concrete substrate.

For Masonry 2" to 3" Thick Over Concrete

5″ Long x 5/16″ Diameter Masonry Screw and 1/4″ masonry drill bit

Most masonry steps will have a concrete substrate.  Ideally you will want to go through the surface material and into the concrete substrate.

For Masonry 3" to 4" Thick Over Concrete

6″ Long x 5/16″ Diameter Masonry Screw and 1/4″ masonry drill bit

Most masonry steps will have a concrete substrate.  Ideally you will want to go through the surface material and into the concrete substrate.

For Wood Decks & Composite Decks

5/16″ Lag Bolts – It is advisable to buy anchors long enough to get through the step and into the underlying wood structure.